Best of food and drink in Saxony
No better way to get to know a place than through its food and drink, is there? What we eat and drink and how we do it says a lot about us and our culture. Get to know Saxony through its food, have fun creating your favourite menu or even get busy in the kitchen yourself!
Let’s get baking: Eierschecke is Saxony’s traditional (delicious) cake and not that difficult to make. It needs quite a few eggs (Eier = eggs, the clue’s in the name!) plus a few other things but without further ado, here’s the recipe for you to try. Just give it a go!
Heaven is… this Dresden cheese shop. Pfunds Molkerei, in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Most Beautiful Milk Shop”, was opened in 1880 and features a wonderfully charming interior of floor to ceiling hand-painted Villeroy & Boch ceramic tiles, selling exquisite cheeses from all over the world and nice products connected to milk. Explore it here in 3D!
Leipzig is a city full of surprises, including many tasty treats and specialties. Find out all about the city’s culinary delicacies, including the unique “Gose" wheat beer and the delicious traditional “Leipziger Allerlei” vegetable dish which goes back to the 19th century and is as popular as ever - a must try when in town! Visitors can choose from a wide range of restaurants, bars and, not to forget, some wonderful cafés.
Explore one of Germany’s most scenic wine-growing regions along the Saxon Wine Route, winding its way just outside Dresden through the valley of the Elbe river: Vined hillsides, historic buildings and charming wine taverns – with this wonderful blogpost you get the picture. Or simply see in this YouTube video!
You might, by now, be able to buy it all around but to get the real taste of the “Christstollen” Christmas cake, there’s only one place: Stollen was invented in Saxony and to this day, only in Dresden and the surrounding region are bakers allowed to bake the authentic “Dresdner Christstollen” according to a secret recipe. Read all about it here and watch how it’s done in this YouTube video.
For the ultimate beer trip, look no further than Saxony where the first ever German Pilsner was brewed in Radeberg. Follow this thirsty traveller on her Saxony beer trail from Dresden to Radeberg, Bautzen and Görlitz and get to know some beautiful historical breweries and very special brews.